Daily Archives: May 22, 2009

Pennsylvania says no to TVA coal ash storage

May 22, 2009 Environmental

Coal ash that poured from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston, Tennessee, Fossil Plant onto an east Tennessee community last December and recovered by cleanup crews is far too toxic to be stored in Pennsylvania’s coal mines, according to officials ... Read More

Medtronic informs doctors of faulty pacemakers; Letter to patients to follow

May 22, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Medical device maker Medtronic sent a letter to doctors worldwide earlier this month warning that nearly 37,000 of its Sigma and Kappa pacemakers, most manufactured between November 2000 and November 2002, could have faulty wiring that can cause the pacemakers ... Read More

Clinical trial underway for metoclopramide nasal spray

May 22, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. has just released the study results of its Phase II clinical trial on a metoclopramide nasal spray for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis, a condition in which contents remain in the stomach for a longer period of ... Read More

FDA clears Baxter in deaths following heparin injections

May 22, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Baxter Healthcare Corp. has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the deaths of two patients at a Delaware hospital following an injection of the drug maker’s blood thinner heparin. The FDA attributed the two deaths, and ... Read More

Floridians press Congress for help with Chinese drywall problem

May 22, 2009 Product Liability

For thousands of Florida homeowners, the Chinese drywall catastrophe couldn’t have hit at a worse time. A contracting economy and a worse-than-stale housing market have already caused home values to plummet. Add to that the likelihood that one’s house might ... Read More

Family’s water contaminated by leaking gas station tanks

May 22, 2009 Environmental

A leaking underground storage tank on the premises of an old, defunct gas station in Keswick, Virginia, demonstrates how destructive a seemingly innocuous fuel tank leak can be. A report by Charlottesville News & Arts tells the story of David ... Read More

Chinese drywall problem more widespread than originally thought

May 22, 2009 Product Liability

If it’s not lead in paint or melamine in dog food, then perhaps it’s poisonous drywall? The latest batch of toxic Chinese imports – some 550 million pounds of highly sulfuric drywall – has found its way into homes throughout ... Read More